LXD vs Vagrant: What are the differences?
LXD: Daemon based on liblxc offering a REST API to manage containers. LXD isn't a rewrite of LXC, in fact it's building on top of LXC to provide a new, better user experience. Under the hood, LXD uses LXC through liblxc and its Go binding to create and manage the containers. It's basically an alternative to LXC's tools and distribution template system with the added features that come from being controllable over the network; Vagrant: A tool for building and distributing development environments. Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
LXD and Vagrant are primarily classified as "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" and "Virtual Machine Management" tools respectively.
"More simple" is the primary reason why developers consider LXD over the competitors, whereas "Development environments" was stated as the key factor in picking Vagrant.
LXD and Vagrant are both open source tools. Vagrant with 18.6K GitHub stars and 3.74K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than LXD with 2.25K GitHub stars and 526 GitHub forks.
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